Monthly Archives: April 2018

MENA anti-piracy coalition closes 18 illegal channels

As part of its ongoing efforts to protect the future of television and digital broadcasting, the MENA Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition has announced the closure of more pirate television channels that have been broadcasting content illegally during its annual meeting, held in Dubai this year. With a view to address all forms of piracy, including [...]

Cartoon Network South Africa celebrates ratings success

Cartoon Network, South Africas leading kids channel, has exceeded its own expectations with the broadcast of Power Rangers: Clash of the Red Rangers movie. On 10 March, close to 171 000 kids aged 4 to 14-years-old tuned in to the ground-breaking movie, giving new meaning to the word blockbuster! With the highest performance ever for a Cartoon [...]

Fix My Love by Bet to show on DStv

In todays world, we all have relationship issues and struggles that we are never quite sure how to fix.  BET brings viewers a brand new local production, aimed to set lovers in difficulty onto the path of mending their broken hearts but with a few interesting twists on Fix My Love starting on Wednesday, 2 May at 21h30 CAT [...]

Afro Worldview sees the day as ANN7 rebrands

South African news channel ANN7 is relaunching as Afro Worldview on 30 April. Now owned by Mzwanele Manyi, Afro Worldview promises to have a renewed editorial policy and to subscribe to the codes of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA). It will remain a 24-hour news platform covering news, business and current affairs. [...]

M-Net strengthens partnership with HBO through Warriors

M-Net and HBO have a well-established relationship giving South Africans to enjoy award-winning international content including the genre defining Sex and The City and the outstanding fantasy drama Game of Thrones. They have now launched an innovative Producer Apprenticeship Programme to benefit the local television community. The initiative will see six South African producers given unprecedented access to [...]

Ooredoo Supernet network covers 92% of Oman

The companys 4G network coverage extends to 92% of Omans population. Following the plans rolled in 2017 to successfully deliver 1,000 sites by Q1 of 2018, the company has continued to raise the bar by expanding its 4G upgrades to over 1,100 locations. As part of its plan to transform the digital experience through their Supernet [...]

Idris Elba to star in Netflix series portraying his own struggles

Netflix revealed that Idris Elba, the actor will be starring in a new series labelled, Turn Up Charlie. The show will have eight episodes. Elba is due to play a struggling DJ and dedicated bachelor who accepts a position as a manny a male nanny. As a manny, he will be responsible for caring [...]

Music + streaming service Nigeria lands deal with Sony Music

In Nigeria, Music +, the music streaming service of telecommunications operator MTN, has entered into a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to distribute on its platform in the Federal Republic the content of the label’s catalog. The agreement between Music + and Sony Music Entertainment, which together with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, [...]

Mondo TV inks deal with Dkids for distribution of content in the Middle East

Mondo TV has inked a three-year deal that sees the animated series Robot Trains airing in Arabic on Discoverys DKids channel in the Middle East. The first season of Robot Trains will premiere next month on DKids, while the second installment is slated for broadcast in February 2019. The show, which is produced by CJ E&M, is meant for [...]